How do you charge for your art?

I often get asked how to charge for artwork. I have a simple formula: materials (canvas, paints, etc) + time @ £50 per hour + £10 per artwork for studio costs (my studio, advertising etc) + additional fees (gallery or commission fees) = price A long time ago someone told me that if you feel…

Studio sales – virtually

One of the things I do when I open my studio is a sale of old work and cards. This is a great way to clear space for new, and allow people to support me if they are not in a position to pay (more on how I charge in another post) For South East…

Still Life – Facebook Lives- join me!

This week it is “bowl of fruit and veg” theme. Love it for the colours, exploring shapes and the challenges of perspective. Also love when I ask the company that delivered our fruit and veg (the wonderful River Mead Nursery) for something interesting to draw and they drop of a thistle artichoke! Join me on…

New week new start

I haven’t done a self portrait since A level … which was late 90’s! Looking forward to the challenge, and would love to virtually see you there! 10am on The Arts School Facebook page each day of the week. I ask £5 a week if you are in a situation to pay, but know that…

Stay home and do art!

I am terrified. I am terrified that you are bored I am terrified that you do not believe the hype. I am terrified it is your right to see your friend, grandchild, to shop, to work. Don’t cause another peak, don’t be stupid, selfish, don’t be ignorant! Stay home, a few months of this is…

Next weeks theme: natural forms, single objects.

The week running from Monday 6th April we will be exploring natural forms, e.g. shell, feather, fruit, seed head, anything natural..We will be drawing one at a time rather than a group still life. I will be doing lots of short studies rather than one sustained drawing..Join me at 10.30am each morning next week for…

Monthly Art Challenge – April

Each month I set a different theme and tasks to help inspire you to draw, paint and create. If you want help just let me know. WHAT: April Inspiration – Collage and composition This is your opportunity to use old magazines and photos to create fabulous pictures exploring composition. TASK 1) create a series of…

Facebook Lives (with and without children)

Facebook Live Wednesday Mornings. What: 15 minute drawing over Facebook Live at 10.30am Monday – Friday: I will have the children with me so you never know what will happen! Each week I will set a new subject. You can either draw from the photographs I post of my still life, or draw your own. …

This month at The Arts School

Hello. Welcome to your April newsletter.  I hope you are well in this strange old world. Isolation will be very different for all of us, and I hope you are all finding positives, and staying well. I have now been in lock down for two weeks, very grateful that the weather was been good and that…

Drawing Together! (Virtually)

Due to family health we are in isolation, but because of technology ales do not have to be alone! This Friday 11-11:30am I will be doing a Facebook Live. I will be drawing from a still life for 20 minutes and would love you to join in!